Members of the Feed’em Freedom Foundation provide families in need with fresh produce while educating them on how to grow their own food.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for food has grown for many Oregonians — especially for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC).
The Feed’em Freedom Foundation helps tackle that issue by providing families with fresh produce while educating them on how to grow their own food.
“Feed’em Freedom is a nonprofit organization that focuses on food distribution and also creating an agricultural education hub,” said Shauntae Johnson, the nonprofit’s executive director.
Members of the nonprofit grow vegetables on a one-acre farm in east Portland. The vegetables then get donated to help 500 people in need each week. The nonprofit also has an indoor storeroom where people can pick up other groceries including breads and sauces.
Feed’em Freedom focuses on supporting the Black community, but they serve anyone …